Andrew Marcinek has experience in combining technology and education spanning several years inside and outside of the classroom. Most recently he assumed the duties of Director of Technology at Grafton Public Schools. Prior to that, he served as the Director of Technology for Groton-Dunstable Regional School District and Instructional Technology Specialist at Burlington High School. Previously, he spent seven years as a secondary English teacher and college professor in Pennsylvania. At Burlington, he played a major role in launching a 1:1 iPad environment, organizing the iPad deployment and leading several educational technology professional development events in Burlington and Groton-Dunstable Regional School District.
Beyond professional development and the iPad launch at Burlington High School, Andrew has designed and created a digital and information literacy course that focuses on web 2.0 applications, Google Apps for Education, information literacy, and digital citizenship. Similarly, he created, designed, and developed the 1:1 high school student genius bar or “help desk” that provides technology support for students and staff.
At Groton-Dunstable Regional School District, Andrew was in charge of a $562,000 grant for technology. In that time, he created a strategic plan that provided a sustainable education technology environment that immediately impacted teaching and learning. Along with the tech team, he transitioned staff and students to Google Apps for Education, provided professional development for the entire staff, launched and managed 700 Google Chromebooks, presented weekly optional after-school professional development for staff, refreshed faculty laptops by providing choice between Mac and PC, and upgraded our network infrastructure to provide robust, wireless access in all six school buildings.
Outside the classroom, Andrew organized four Edcamps and presented at various conferences around the country. Similarly, he developed community tech nights for both Burlington Public Schools and Groton-Dunstable Regional School District communities. This was a monthly event in the evening that provided a focused EdTech subject and workshop opportunities for anyone in the community. Andrew regularly blogs for Edutopia and consults with school districts on technology initiatives through his company, EducatorU.org.